NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday September 4

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 03, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state reported.

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 648 cattle, 44 goats, and 9 sheep were sold; Canton was closed in observance of the labor Day holiday.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were mixed, 4.00 lower to 2.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 2.00 to 5.00 lower; bulls mostly 5.00 to 13.00 lower; and heifers 6.00 to 7.00 lower, all on a light test.  Demand was light to moderate; market activity and buyer interest were slow to moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$64, with high dressing up to $72.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $79-$93, with high dressing ranging $94-$102.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $123-$133, 500-600 lbs. were $121-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $116.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $126-$130, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$130.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady, and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly desirable.  The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,540,000 head compared to 3,446,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was fairly good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 141.38, Large 132.42, Medium 84.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.31 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.10 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 8 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.86-$4.66 at feed mills and $3.81-$4.31 at elevators; new crop $3.71-$4.76. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 cent lower.  Prices were $8.93 at the processors and ranged $8.19-$8.39 at the elevators; new crop $7.83-$8.44.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.02-$4.24 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $323.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.16, —–, —-; Candor 4.51, —–, —-; Cofield 3.91,  8.59, —-; Laurinburg 4.36, —–, —-; Monroe 4.56, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.66, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.31, —–, —-; Creswell 3.86, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.11, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.11, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.31, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.01,  8.28, —-; Clarkton 4.21,  8.26, —-; Clement —-, —–, 4.24; Clinton 4.11,  8.38, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.02; Elizabeth City 3.81,  8.39, —-;

Lagrange 4.06,  8.38, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.11,  8.38, —-;

Norwood 4.26,  8.19, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.31, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.26, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.93; Selma, No Bid.

 

***Extended hours in Cofield and Elizabeth City this week: Cofield open 24 hours; Elizabeth City open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.***

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$22 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$16 occasional higher.  2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $22.50-$25 some low as $15.50 high as $28, U.S. No. 1 Petite $16-$18 mostly $16 occasional lower, U.S. No. 2 too few sales to establish a market, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$18 some high as $20 few lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo; extra large, fair quality; large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Squash:  Demand Zucchini fairly good, Yellow Straightneck moderate.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35.  Tomatoes:  Supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$22.95 mostly $21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$13.95, large $9.95-$13.95.